It’s another gorgeous Manitou day, and I have a feeling it’s going to be a fantastic final day of World Games 2018! Yesterday’s events made the competition even tighter, and I think it’s going to come down to one final push for both teams!
Yesterday, we had an incredibly close Marathon where every camper and staff ran or walked for their team, and then we went into a charged Spirit Lunch, where campers had painted themselves fully in their team colour, and were cheering at the top of their lungs. We had a World Games favourite after lunch, Staff Hockey, and then following the afternoon Activity Blocks, we went over to Scotland for their team dinner. They kindly invited us into a castle (with a full functioning drawbridge!) where we could participate in the highland games, shoot arrows at a knight, and even witness the Loch Ness Monster! Both team dinners were incredible this year, and I am in awe of the creativity of our Manitou family! We ended off last night with our annual World Games Cabaret, where each team performed an original song, a dance, painted a mural in four minutes live, showed us a video, and played past World Games trivia. It was a jam-packed night filled with lots of talent, and we got to learn about each culture a little more, too! But enough about yesterday…here’s what we have going on today!
This morning will be the Manitou Medley, a relay where every single camper and staff from both teams participate and try to get a big win for their team. Each relay event is a wacky take on a game or sport, and I love running around camp with the kids and seeing how much fun they’re having. It always ends in a very tight finish, with plenty of cheering from both sides, and I can’t wait to see who takes the win! After all the cheering of the relay, and from yesterday’s Spirit Lunch, we all head into Monk Lunch, a meal where everyone has to be completely silent. If a team is caught talking they may risk the points, so I bet everyone will be at their quietest!
After Monk lunch, the teams will compete in Activity Blocks run by their Unit Heads, so that they get one last bonding time as a group together–even if they are on different teams! And then finally, we will see the Closing Ceremonies from each team, where the story lines we have been following will conclude, and we will get to hear a World Games favourite: the closing songs. I anticipate a very tight finish, so keep your eyes on Manitou’s social media to find our the winner later tonight!
Off to follow the relay now! Until next time…
Manny the Moose